Character Quest:Shirou

From Tokyo Afterschool Summoners
Jump to: navigation, search

Shirou's Character Quest

Episode 1: そこは未知への扉

Level 20
Required Stamina 5
Rank XP Given 50 10 per stamina
Card XP Given 400 80 per stamina
Board size 4x3
Award Transient Stone x1
Enemies Drops
Phase 1
  • Evil x4 (Random Attribute)
Phase 2
  • Evil x4 (Random Attribute)
Phase 3
  • Evil x4 (Random Attribute)
Phase 4
  • Evil x4 (Random Attribute)

Character Quest Translation

Episode 1:
Title: There Lies The Door to the Unknown



--it was a certain uneventful day after school.

The edge of the chair in the library was dyed the colors of dusk. And there, he sat.

It was already time to be going home. No one else was inside the library, aside from him.

Silence filled the library room, and the faintly audible hustle and bustle from afar was pleasing to the ears.

And there, at that moment, he was in another world. In a world called a "book."

One page. And another page.

In all earnestness, occassional faint jumbles of emotions combine, and he reluctantly, carefully turns the page.

This is the time of sheer bliss he has. The treasured time he wants to always hold dear.

Shirou expression neutral.png

...

However, this time of bliss does not continue forever. Soon it would be time to leave.

Closing time was coming closer moment by moment. Were it to be broken, he would regret it the most.


2 options
Class Rep. Shirou.
Shirou expression neutral.png

Ah, [Player]?

Shirou expression surprised.png

...eh?

Shirou expression neutral.png

Ah, [Player]?
Sorry, I'm not...used to being called by name.

Shirou expression neutral.png

Kengo is about the only one to call me by name.

2 options
It's almost time for the building to close. You'll be late for the form curfew.
Shirou expression surprised.png

Eh, is it that time already?
...oh it is. It's getting dark out.

Shirou expression happy.png

Did you come all this way to get me?
Thanks, that helps.

Shirou expression neutral.png

I always lose track of the time.
I can't let my bad habits occur in the library.


3 options
Homework? Reading? A bad habit? How shameless...!
Shirou expression happy.png

I'm already done with my homework and review.
I was reading my favorite book just now.

Shirou expression happy.png

That's right.
How about we read together?

Shirou expression shocked.png

S-s-s-s-shameless!?
W-w-w-what are you saying all of a sudden!?

Shirou expression anger.png

My bad habits aren't like...
I know how to pick a time and place.

Shirou expression neutral.png

W-wait, no.
A-ahem. Never mind.

Shirou expression neutral.png

Still, I never knew [Player].
You come to the library too?

Shirou expression neutral.png

Say, [Player].
When you see this library, do you feel anything?

Shirou expression neutral.png

Shinjuku Academy's library dates from the last century,
and it boasts the biggest collection of books in the ward.

Shirou expression happy.png

My parents' library is nothing special,
but this is truly amazing. For a booklover, it's especially appealing.

Shirou expression neutral.png

And because we're connected to other worlds,
it's no exaggeration that its wisdom has grown deeper.

Shirou expression neutral.png

Books that existed only in fiction.
Even those kinds of books can be found here.

Shirou expression happy.png

How about it, are you excited?
I hope you understand that wonderfulness for yourself.

Shirou expression neutral.png

...oh. It's almost time for closing.
Let's continue talking on the way back.


Shirou expression surprised.png

Eh? What kinds of books have I read?
Well, today I borrowed...

Shirou expression neutral.png

A candy recipe book of things I thought I'd make on a day off,
and two novels I thought of reading before bed...

Shirou expression neutral.png

And just earlier...
I was reading this up until you called me.

Shirou expression neutral.png

As Shirou said that, he showed a book with
a gray front cover to [Player].

Shirou expression happy.png

I was just about to start re-reading this.
Everytime I read it, I go into a daze.

2 options
An occult book... You sure like those things.
Shirou expression happy.png

It's not just occult related.
I like other books on supernatural phenomena.

Shirou expression neutral.png

Since the word "occult" has spread into popular use,
this book was written by someone who picked up on that fad.

Shirou expression neutral.png

I say that though, but the author took a
skeptical view to the supernatural.

Shirou expression neutral.png

The title itself is about the occult,
but it's not a book that only glorifies occultism.

Shirou expression anger.png

If anything it's the opposite. For someone who tends to think
of things from an occult perspective it shines on an alternative viewpoint.

Shirou expression surprised.png

For example...no, if I say any more you'll lose the enjoyment.
You should never spoil things for the unspoiled.

Shirou expression surprised.png

Let's just say there are many things I can't talk about.
Yes, that's it. Let's go with that.


Shirou expression surprised.png

Eh, have I read any other kinds of books?

Shirou expression neutral.png

If it's a book I'll read anything.
Essays, philosophy, trivia, things from classics to the newest hits.

Shirou expression neutral.png

Books are so magnificent.
Old cultures live alongside the modern, and they're one way of passing down information.

Shirou expression neutral.png

Ideology, civilization, history, economics...
They leave some form of past concerns to us now.

Shirou expression happy.png

This school having so many old books in its collection
is enough to make me glad I enrolled here.

Ryouta expression thinking.png

You're on fire again Class Rep.
You're gonna pull in [Player] with you.

Ryouta expression joy.png

Well actually, maybe they've already been pulled in.

Shirou expression surprised.png

R-Ryouta.
Why are you here?

Ryouta expression neutral.png

Come on, don't why me.
Since you weren't back yet with curfew so close, I came to get you.

Ryouta expression thinking.png

It's okay to like books,
but you'll talk forever if you don't stop, Class Rep.

3 options
I can see they're strong feelings. It's fun listening. We'll continue this in bed tonight.
Shirou expression surprised.png

Gh... I considered fixing that myself but...

Shirou expression happy.png

I-is that true!? I'm so happy! Can I...talk about it some more!?

Shirou expression anger.png

Mm, reading before bedtime has its charms.
But you shouldn't do that. It's bad for your eyes and back.

Shirou expression surprised.png

If I didn't do that as a child, I might not need to wear glasses now...

Shirou expression surprised.png

No, e-excuse me.
I like that topic, so...

Ryouta expression anger.png

Hey [Player].
The first time I was grouped up with him?

Ryouta expression thinking.png

It was way past lights out,
but he was still up because he had a book to read.

Ryouta expression thinking.png

Jinn-sensei was on patrol and got mad at him.

Ryouta expression anger.png

Then in the morning, Class Rep wasn't in his bed.
There was a huge commotion saying he was kidnapped or missing.

Ryouta expression thinking.png

Guess where he was?
Under the light in the dorm's entryway.

Ryouta expression thinking.png

He said he was reading there allll night
where he wouldn't get in anyone's way.

Ryouta expression anger.png

Triton-sensei was looking at the bottom of the pool.
Jinn-sensei turned into smoke and looked inside the plumbing.

Ryouta expression anger.png

Since then all the boarders
knew of "the class rep's rebellion..." The end.

Shirou expression surprised.png

I-I was trying to not bother anyone...
Well, I really do repent for causing so much worry.

Shirou expression neutral.png

But still, at that time I couldn't help it
because I was curious about how that book continued.

Shirou expression anger.png

This was an intellectual desire.
You understand this feeling don't you?


3 options
Yes. No. Are you stupid?
Shirou expression happy.png

Of course!
This must be divine providence!

Shirou expression surprised.png

O-oh...
Then...I guess I was mistaken...

Ryouta expression thinking.png

Class Rep. I know it's a shock,
but how about you stop sitting while holding your knees?

Shirou expression shocked.png

Gah!

Ryouta expression shocked.png

C-Class Rep!?

Shirou expression shocked.png

I-I'm sorry...!
That reaction just cuts deep into my heart...!

Ryouta expression neutral.png

You are such a hardcore book lover, Class Rep.
Aren't you always holding a book in one hand?

Shirou expression surprised.png

Somehow I've at the point where if I don't have a book,
I can't relax...

Ryouta expression thinking.png

You read even in the dorm's bath area.
Isn't that a bit much?

Shirou expression anger.png

Moisture and dampness are the worst things for books.
I look forward to a perfect waterproofing method.

Ryouta expression shocked.png

That's not what I mean!
Your ability to judge is so off when it comes to books!

Ryouta expression thinking.png

Anyways, what's that newest one?
Doesn't that book seem a little creepy?

Shirou expression neutral.png

Oh, this one is special.
And--

Shirou expression neutral.png

...?

Ryouta expression thinking.png

What's wrong?
If we don't hurry, we'll be late for dinner.

Shirou expression neutral.png

R-right.
I know. I'll be there soon.


Ryouta expression joy.png

Whoo, that was good!
Chouji's cooking really is good isn't it?

Shirou expression neutral.png

...

Ryouta expression thinking.png

Oh come on Class Rep.
Maybe you aren't listening, but what's on your mind?

Shirou expression neutral.png

N-no, it's nothing.
[Player], uh...

Shirou expression surprised.png

Oh, my homework. Could you help me?
I-I didn't understand parts of it.

Shirou expression anger.png

Come to my room later.
I'll be waiting. Until then!

Ryouta expression shocked.png

Well that was weird of him.
He's usually already done with it by now.

Ryouta expression joy.png

Well I gotta work on mine too.
On that note, I'm off to buy midnight snacks!


Shirou expression neutral.png

Sorry to take up your time, [Player].
I had something important to talk about.

Yellow Evil: Kiiii!


Purple Evil: Kikii!


Shirou expression happy.png

It's been some time since you saw these little guys.
I guess that's why they're a little excited.


Shirou expression happy.png

Sometimes, they let themselves out of the book.
I let them have some freedom in my room.


Shirou expression neutral.png

I normally make them stay in the book when I have visitors.

3 options
Do you take care of them? Isn't it a problem? Being watched by them isn't a problem.
Shirou expression neutral.png

Back home we had a large breed dog, a retriever.
I'm used to having pets.

Shirou expression happy.png

They crawl into my bed when I'm sleeping sometimes,
and they're a bit naughty...but they're cute.

Shirou expression happy.png

Yes, that's right.
If it's them, being together is no problem.

Shirou expression shocked.png

Eh, we aren't talking about the same thing...?
I'm sorry, what do you mean...?

Shirou expression surprised.png

...

Shirou expression neutral.png

Oh, uh, let's return to the topic at hand.
What do you think of this book?

Shirou expression neutral.png

Yes. With the power of the "app,"
this "sacred artifact" materialized in this world, even if coincidentally...

Shirou expression neutral.png

However, I want you to look closer.
Doesn't it bother you in some way?

Shirou expression surprised.png

...that's right.
This book *has no title*.

Shirou expression neutral.png

I fear it's likely this book's true name is...
No, let's say I'm positive I know it.

Shirou expression neutral.png

Anyone who loves the occult should know.
It's the Madman's Scriptures, only five of which exist in the world.

Shirou expression neutral.png

These books were written in Aramaic, "do not exist in history,"
and should only be found in fiction.

Shirou expression neutral.png

It's different now that the worlds are interconnected,
but that is what this book is.

Shirou expression neutral.png

Additionally the contents are the same.
The writing is hazy and therefore unreadable.

Shirou expression neutral.png

One more thing.
This book does not respond to its "true name."

Shirou expression neutral.png

The words appear and are therefore
readable only during that time.

Shirou expression neutral.png

The time when our sacred treasure activates--
that is to say, when we declare our roles and rules.

Shirou expression neutral.png

Only then do the words in the book get spelled out in light.

Shirou expression neutral.png

Have you ever noticed what the "app"
displays during that moment?

Shirou expression neutral.png

"Deploying Camouflage."
Yes, it's saying it's using camouflage.

Shirou expression neutral.png

And then there is the nonexistent
"Corpse Tome of Five Madnesses." In short this book...

Shirou expression neutral.png

Does not respond to its "true name,"
and only responds to its "false name."

Shirou expression neutral.png

I don't know what kind meaning
there is in that, but...

Shirou expression anger.png

I just realized another thing.
There was a response to something besides my commands.

Shirou expression anger.png

You noticed it too, haven't you?
Back then, when it reacted in the library.

Shirou expression anger.png

That was the first time it did so out of battle.
It must have sensed something nearby that attracted it.

Shirou expression anger.png

I want to check it out, no matter what.
And I need your assistance.

3 options
I want to help. Tomorrow then. So we'll be alone together.
Shirou expression happy.png

I thought you'd say that.
Thank you. That's very reassuring.

Shirou expression surprised.png

Huh, when are we going?

Shirou expression neutral.png

No, since this book had a reaction...
I think we'll need hypotheses for every situation.

Shirou expression anger.png

Of course the Evils will be with us.
We'll combine our powers.

Shirou expression surprised.png

Huh, when are we going?

Shirou expression surprised.png

What are you saying?
We might have the key to solving this book's mystery.

Shirou expression neutral.png

If we're going...it has to be now.


Shirou expression neutral.png

Don't worry. I got permission from Mononobe-sensei.
I told him I had something to research.

Shirou expression surprised.png

Eh? I get bold when it comes to books?
I see... that may be so.

Shirou expression neutral.png

This library has an underground archive.
It's of historical and material value, so it's a special area.

Shirou expression neutral.png

If my intuition is correct,
The key to the mystery might be inside the archive.

Shirou expression anger.png

I was right after all...!
The book is pointing to this location!

Shirou expression anger.png

Let's go...!

Purple Evil: Giii!

Red Evil: Gii!


Shirou expression shocked.png

W-what is this...?

Shirou expression surprised.png

W-why are there Evils in
the archive...and so many...!?

Demon: ...!

Demon: ...gi-gigii?
YOu gUYs...cAN sEE Us!?

Shirou expression surprised.png

T-they're attacking...!?
Are they like gate keepers!?

Shirou expression neutral.png

I don't know why they're here!
But we can still call this place part of humanity's assets!

Shirou expression anger.png

I don't like roughness but...
for now, I'll make you all behave yourselves!

Shirou expression neutral.png

...

Shirou expression anger.png

Since you look like my Evils,
I'll hold back a bit and make you behave yourselves!

1 option
Why did you correct yourself!?

[Battle]


Demon: Gigyah! GyuIIiii...

Shirou expression surprised.png

I-I'm sorry.
I think I misjudged on holding back...!

Demon: Gyau! GyaUUuuu!!

Shirou expression surprised.png

...

Shirou expression neutral.png

They're scattering away.
Strange. It's a little shocking...

Purple Evil: Giii...

Shirou expression happy.png

Are you comforting me?
Thank you.

Shirou expression neutral.png

That aside, the book's reaction is strong.
Let's keep going.


Shirou expression neutral.png

Since it's underground, the archive is surprisingly spacious.
Isn't it possibly even bigger than the library?

Shirou expression neutral.png

There are even Evils here and there.
But they don't seem hostile at the moment...

Shirou expression neutral.png

I have asked the teachers to accompany me
to this archive plenty of times, but...

Shirou expression happy.png

It's surprising this many Evils
exist here.

Shirou expression neutral.png

Nietzsche one said, "when you look into an abyss,
the abyss also looks into you."

Shirou expression anger.png

In other words, it's about the dynamics of
how an observer's existence may affect what he observes and--

Shirou expression surprised.png

O-oh. Sorry.
I just started talking again... don't worry about it.

Shirou expression neutral.png

I keep my bad habits in mind,
but my self control slips in front of you...


Shirou expression shocked.png

Wha...!?

Shirou expression shocked.png

T-the hall is being blocked...
by a massive crowd of Evils...?

Shirou expression surprised.png

N-no, rather than blocking...
it's more like them being crammed in!

Shirou expression neutral.png

The "book" is reacting to whatever is past the Evils...
Of course there would be all of this...

Shirou expression neutral.png

Just what is in there...?

Shirou expression neutral.png

...

Yellow Evil: Gigii!

After seeing his own retainers beg at his feet, Shirou sighed.

Shirou expression neutral.png

With our power we could push through...
But even if they aren't mine, it'd weigh on my conscience.

Shirou expression neutral.png

That's it then.
Let's stop here for the day.


Shirou expression neutral.png

Hey, good morning.
Well, it's already past noon though.

Shirou expression happy.png

Thank you for last night.
It was very reassuring that you were there with me.

Shirou expression surprised.png

Eh? We didn't complete our goal?
Are you... bothered by that?

Shirou expression neutral.png

It's true I'm putting off this "book's" true identity.
But when I think about it...

Shirou expression neutral.png

I visited a massive archive with you.
Inside, I'm thrilled.

Shirou expression happy.png

Not only that, but I found an unexpected prize.
I saw this on the yesterday, and I just checked it out.

As he says that, Shirou holds up an old looking English book with a happy expression.

3 options (Same Response)
Rites and...? --Sprituali...? I can't read the title...!
Shirou expression neutral.png

This was written in 19th Century Scotland
by a spiritualist! It's famous!

Shirou expression neutral.png

That's right, the author was a powerful psychic,
able to physically show spiritual phenomena and spirit mediums.

Shirou expression neutral.png

He was doubted by the world as a con man,
but in everyday life he used his ability and--

Shirou expression surprised.png

What's wrong?
Why are you holding your head...?

Shirou expression shocked.png

Eh?
Why am I always reading these kinds of books?

Shirou expression neutral.png

Well...


Shirou expression neutral.png

We have a small library at home.
My parents staked their lives to fill it. It's the Motoori's treasure vault.

Shirou expression neutral.png

Ever since I was a child I'd play in it.
I'd read and read, but it was filled with books I could never finish.

Shirou expression happy.png

The worlds written in the books had a huge impact.
It opened me up to so many unknown worlds.

Shirou expression neutral.png

History, literature, ideology, fantasy...
All these woven legends never wore out.

Shirou expression neutral.png

Maybe... that's why. I became
really, really interested in what we call otherworldly.

Shirou expression surprised.png

It's not like I'm dissatisfied
with where I am right now...

Shirou expression neutral.png

The world expands even outside
this blockaded Tokyo...

Shirou expression neutral.png

When I think about meeting with
someone I've never met before who lives there...

Shirou expression neutral.png

However, we are the generation born
into this sealed off Tokyo.

Shirou expression neutral.png

We might not be able to cross the borders
of this city and see what lies outside.

Shirou expression happy.png

Because of that...I found another dream.

Shirou expression neutral.png

Just like the "transients"
that came here through the Gate...

Shirou expression neutral.png

If I can one day go through
the Gate to somewhere else...

Shirou expression neutral.png

...doesn't the idea excite you?

Shirou expression neutral.png

Even before we were born,
haven't there been similar things happening?

Shirou expression neutral.png

That's when I thought, isn't that what myths, legends,
and even the "occult" is showing us?


Shirou expression shocked.png

I got into another of my rants again...
Thinking back on it, it's embarrassing.

Shirou expression anger.png

D-don't tell anyone!
Of course that means Kengo and Ryouta too.

Shirou expression anger.png

Especially Kengo.
If he gets wind of this, I'll never hear the end of it.

Shirou expression neutral.png

...

Shirou expression surprised.png

N-now then, let me say something else.
Don't worry. It's nothing strange.

Shirou expression surprised.png

[Player], umm...
you came from a world that looks like this one, right?

3 options (Same Response)
Uh, maybe. Not that I remember... I... guess.
Shirou expression happy.png

You're... the person who made my dream come true.

Shirou expression neutral.png

You came through the gate
from some other world while keeping your body...

Shirou expression neutral.png

You realized the dream I've always secretly kept,
and you're right in front of my eyes.

Shirou expression neutral.png

Everyone always laughed at it,
but you made my dream a reality.

Shirou expression neutral.png

...so if the possibility exists,
if you ever return to your home world...

Shirou expression neutral.png

If possible, I want to go with you.


3 options (Same Response)
Nod. Yeah, no prob. Okay.
Shirou expression neutral.png

Thanks.
My otherworld borne, dear...

Shirou expression happy.png

Dear... friend.

Shirou Motoori Character Quest Chapter 1
— END —